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US Navy captain jailed over massive bribery scandal in Pacific

Man who oversaw operations in the US Pacific Fleet provided classified information to a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for prostitutes<p>A Navy captain who oversaw operations in the US Pacific Fleet has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for providing classified information to a …

Corruption

Asylum seekers start knitting project to donate clothes, toys to Australian charities

Asylum seekers detained at an onshore detention centre are knitting clothes and toys to donate to Australian charities, as part of a project they hope will also improve the mental health of detainees.<p>The asylum seekers, held at Darwin’s Wickham Point detention centre, have begun using allotted …

Child refugees tell of bullying on Nauru: 'They are rude to us, they punch us'

Child refugees living on Nauru have described bullying and neglect at school because of their foreign status.<p>In a video appealing to the Australian government, released on Wednesday evening, a group of about 35 children sit grouped together and address the camera in English. “Did you hear our …

Here's How To Have A Panel About Women At Davos

It's important to get the optics right – make sure you follow these steps for a super diverse panel!

UK 'using misleading information' to return Eritrean asylum seekers

Report says Home Office guidance that it was safe to send Eritreans home is based largely on discredited Danish report<p>The Home Office is using misleading and biased information to decide the fate of Eritrean asylum seekers, an independent report has found, as its author claims the government …

French PM Manuel Valls says refugee crisis is destabilising Europe

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Valls fears the flow of those fleeing war zones is placing the concept of Europe in danger<p>The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, has said Europe cannot take in all the refugees fleeing wars in Iraq and Syria without putting the concept of Europe …

Manuel Valls

Flying a refugee to Nauru in secret: is this any different to extraordinary rendition?

The rebadging of the Australian customs and border protection service as the Australian border force illustrates a phenomenon that’s been apparent for some time – the entwining of refugee policy with the war on terror.<p>Today, the institution tasked with responding to desperate people fleeing …

Women Refugees Fleeing Through Europe Are Told Rape Is Not A Real Issue

Refugees are facing sexual assault as they traverse central and western Europe — but aid agencies claim this "is definitely not the problem." Jina Moore reports from Germany, Serbia, and Croatia.<p>HEIDELBERG, Germany; BELGRADE, Serbia; and TOVARNIK, Croatia — Layan’s thick, black hair is a waterfall. …

Longtime Refugees Grateful for Citizenship in Tanzania

Ulyankulu, Tanzania - Freedom. Happiness. Gratitude.<p>These are words that people here use over and over to describe how they feel about becoming Tanzanian citizens after more than 40 years as refugees from Burundi.<p>While the refugee and migrant crisis has engulfed the Middle East and Europe, …

Alabama and Michigan Suspend Relocation of Syrian Refugees

On Sunday, the governors of Alabama and Michigan announced that they would suspend the relocation of Syrian refugees to their states.<p>“Michigan is a …

Syrian Refugees

The Empathy Gap Between Paris and Beirut

Why have attacks in France gotten so much more attention than bombings in Lebanon?<p>Hours before the carnage in Paris on Friday, a double suicide bombing ripped through a working-class shopping district in Beirut. ISIS claimed responsibility for the explosions, which caused 43 deaths and hundreds of …

Meet The Families Settling In Britain After Fleeing Syria And Iraq

As the largest group of Syrians arrives in the UK since David Cameron expanded its resettlement scheme, two refugee families already here tell BuzzFeed News about the challenges of starting again.<p>“People told me England was beautiful,” Adel says, perched on the edge on his sofa in Greater …

EU leaders meet in Malta on migration as refugees continue to come, die

<b>(CNN) —</b> Maybe the sixth time will be the charm for European leaders trying to forge a unified response to the EU's migration crisis. This time, they're meeting with African leaders on the tiny island nation of Malta and are ready to offer them at least $1.93 billion to stem the tide of …

Four refugees in court over 'plot to kidnap British diplomats abroad'

Men among 14 held in European 'jihadist network' crackdown<p>Four alleged jihadists will appear in court accused of plotting to kidnap British diplomats abroad.<p>Italian authorities who co-ordinated the simultaneous early-morning raids said the men – aged between 32 and 52 - were part of an al-Qaeda …

Details of controversial Pacific trade deal are released

WASHINGTON (AP) — Details of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal released Thursday set the stage for a raucous debate in the U.S. Congress but also may …

They're here! First of 750 migrants arrive in tiny German village with a population of just 102 (including a neo-Nazi councillor) bracing itself for 700 PER CENT population hike

• <b>Sumte, in the east of Germany, is inhabited mainly by wealthy pensioners</b> <b></b>• <b><br>First of 500 refugees including men, women and children, arrived</b> …

Winter is coming: the new crisis for refugees in Europe

From Lesbos to Lapland, refugees are bracing for a winter chill that many will never have experienced before. Some will have to endure it outside<p>Record numbers of migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in October – just in time for the advent of winter, which is already …

Save the Children

Refugees plead for their release from RAF base in Cyprus

Cyprus,Refugees,Ministry of Defence,Europe,Immigration and asylum,Migration,World news,UK news,Military,Royal Air Force,Migration and development,Global development,United Nations<p>UK under pressure to resolve status of migrants at Cyprus base amid footage of children pleading for release and one man …

German fireman refuses to respond to emergencies at refugee shelters

Firefighter says personal safety 'cannot be guaranteed' in buildings used by asylum-seekers<p>A volunteer fireman in Germany has been criticised for refusing to take part in any firefighting at accommodation used by refugees.<p>The controversy comes as newly released figures show attacks on …

Refugee children of Calais: 'I’m very homesick, I wish I could go back now'

Unaccompanied minors living in tents with no support from the French state say they have been harshly treated by police<p>Aid groups have reported a surge in the numbers of unaccompanied refugee children living in tents in Calais with no support from the French state. In interviews with the Guardian, …

France

'The hate is back' say German media as migrant crisis sparks the country's worst spate of political violence since the Nazi era

• <b>Germany has endured worst spell of violence since the days of the Nazis</b>• <b><br>Police, politicians, journalists and migrants have been targeted by thugs</b>• <b><br>They</b> …

Hungarian PM says Europe ‘cannot build its future on immigration instead of families’ and says leaders must make it easier for parents to have children 'for the survival of our civilization'

• <b>Viktor Orban said immigration presents no future for the continent</b>• <b><br>Dismissed idea they could solve ageing populations and ailing economies</b>• <b><br>Said that</b> …

African countries to be offered CASH if they take back illegal immigrants who have reached Europe

• <b>Plan drawn up to tackle crisis of hundreds of thousands of migrants</b>• <b><br>Officials want 'return and sustainable reintegration of irregular migrants'</b>• <b><br>But in</b> …

Confusion as Germany announces curbs on Syrian refugees

News from interior ministry that those fleeing civil war will not be given refugee status was promptly disputed by Merkel’s junior coalition partner<p>Angela Merkel’s generous open-door policy towards people fleeing Syria’s civil war has been thrown into confusion after Berlin announced that the …

War

How Merkel Survives a Revolt Over Migrants

Chancellor Angela Merkel proved this weekend that her political survival wasn't in question.<p>The challenge had come from Horst Seehofer, leader of the …

Europe

Revealed: trafficked migrant workers abused in Irish fishing industry

<b>Exclusive:</b> Sleep deprivation, inhuman hours and low pay revealed in Guardian investigation of undocumented migrants working on prawn and whitefish trawlers operating from Ireland<p>African and Asian migrant workers are being routinely but illegally used as cheap labour on Irish fishing trawlers …